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Editor: Esther Nwator


10 Things to Know Now That Recreational Cannabis Will Be Legal in Canada

  • June 26, 2018
  • Esther Nwator and Christine Laviolette

Esther Nwator and Christine Laviolette offer a brief overview of the recent developments on this hot topic: the status of the legalization of cannabis, associated regulations, connection to Bill C-46 , and some of the key issues emerging from legalization.

Health Law, Student Forum

Canada’s Opioid Crisis

  • April 20, 2018
  • Paneet Bhandal

This article examines the evolution of the opioid crisis in Canada, and the government's response.

Health Law, Student Forum

Hospital Protected by Public Hospitals Act in Physicians’ Wrongful Dismissal Claim

  • April 12, 2018
  • Kate Deakon, Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Anne Corbett, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

This article decision summarizes a recent decision, where the Court concluded that subsection 44(5) of the Public Hospitals Act will provide a hospital protection where the board of the hospital determines that the hospital will cease to provide a service.

Health Law, Labour and Employment Law


  • April 03, 2018
  • Robyn A. Grant, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Henry Ngan, Senior Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

This article provides an overview of investigatory and reporting obligations that a long-term care (LTC) home may face in the aftermath of an incident, in the context of extensive recent media coverage of the LTC sector.

Health Law

Tips for Preparing for CCB Hearings

  • March 01, 2018
  • Barbara Walker-Renshaw and Meghan Payne

This article provides practical tips and insights for lawyers preparing for Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) hearings

Health Law

Courts Wary of “Ghostwritten” Expert Reports

  • February 21, 2018
  • Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine

This article examines a recent court decision dealing with the growing practice of “ghostwriting” by experts – a practice whereby the whole or part of an expert report is written by someone other than the stated author.

Health Law